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What is Physiotherapy

Can a physiotherapist help me with this?

What is Physiotherapy?

One of the most common reactions to pain is “Can a physio help me with this?” If that thought is running through your head, this page may help answer that question.One of the most common reactions to pain is “Can a physio help me with this?” If that thought is running through your head, this page may help answer that question.

 

Physiotherapy is designed to improve or maintain maximum movement and functional ability, so it is useful if you have trouble with any aspect of body movement.

Physiotherapy involves the use of mainly physical treatments such as exercise, manipulation, mobilisation, massage and electrotherapy to help patients achieve their full movement potential.

It is often prescribed following injury, or to treat symptoms of aging, disability, disease, disorders or conditions.

But physio is not just for people in hospital or rehab – it can help any condition where movement is restricted.

It’s useful at any stage in life – Chartered Physiotherapists are experts in movement throughout their patients’ lifespan, from birth right through to old age.

Physiotherapy is a health profession – Chartered Physiotherapists undergo rigorous training in human anatomy and physiology, and must have completed a university degree that involves hospital-based training. For peace of mind, make sure any physiotherapist you are considering is a member of the ISCP (Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists) www.iscp.ie

Working with an experienced physiotherapist teaches skills and strategies which help prevent injury in the workplace or on the sports field.